Hewlett-Packard is to support open source database MySQL, via a programme aimed at smaller business customers.
As part of the agreement, HP and its channel partners will resell subscriptions to the MySQL Network, a service and support package aimed at small to medium-sized enterprises. HP will start selling services next month, with its channel partners following suit in June.
MySQL will train HP Services professionals so they can provide direct support. This is the third such agreement HP has inked with an open source software provider. HP has similar agreements with application server vendor, JBoss, as well as with Symas, which provides an OpenLDAP directory technology.
Non-open source software vendors that HP supports include Oracle and BEA Systems. HP says it will incorporate MySQL into its new HP Open Source Middleware Stacks.